Emile Baxter 1895 Letter

1895 letter from Emile Baxter to his children related to grape varieties and the challenge he has had with Concord and Norton varieties.  Interesting insight into Nauvoo’s grape history. Emile Baxter died shortly after writing this letter. Provided by Bob Baxter

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Emile Baxter 1825 Birth Certificate

1825 Birth Certificate for Emile Baxter in French, with translation. Supplied by Bob Baxter

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Dick Baxter: Three Centuries

Great recollections from Dick Baxter of his memories of Nauvoo, and his desire to live in three centuries! Submitted by Bob Baxter

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The Keokuk Union Depot Presentation Slides

The Keokuk Union Depot: Its Role in Midwest Industry and Culture presentation was given by Janet Smith at the 2017 Untold Nauvoo Stories.  These slides address: Embarking on the historic preservation of the Keokuk Union Depot has led Ms. Smith, along with her fellow Foundation directors, Depot volunteers, and professional historic preservation advisors, to gather information… read more

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Rheinberger House Property Transactions

Davison Hibbard to John Alley George Alley to Charles Scott Charles Scott to Alois Rheinberger Alley to Ebenezer Rand Ebenezer Rand to Alois Rheinberger Frank Rheinberger to Marie Masberg Marie Masberg to State of Illinois

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Rheinberger House Untold Nauvoo Stories

Slides for the presentation on the history of the Rheinberger House given February 3, 2017 by R. Lane Wright.

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Frenchtown/Icarian Artifacts at the Smithsonian

Slides of Untold Nauvoo Stories presentation on the Frenchtown/Icarian artifacts given by Bob Baxter, February 3, 2017.

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David H. Smith: Hesperis

David H. Smith’s Hesperis is a book of poetry written by Joseph and Emma Smith’s youngest son.  Emma was pregnant with David when Joseph was killed.  This book was published in 1875. This copy is from the library of Estel Neff of Nauvoo.

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Vinson Knight Letter to William Cooper

Vinson Knight to William Cooper, February 3, 1839, February 3, 1839 Dear Sir [William Cooper]: I received yours of the 8th and am glad to hear that you are well and doing well. I have my family with me at this time and shall move into the state of Illinois as soon as I can.… read more

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Brief History of the Leading Causes of the Hancock Mob

Josiah B. Conyers 1846 work on the events surrounding what came to be known as the “Battle of Nauvoo”.  The most contemporary work related to this event.  

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